It’s claimed the character’s dwelling of Bikini Bottom depends on a real-life coral reef throughout the Pacific Ocean
SpongeBob SquarePants has been generally known as “violent” and “racist” by a Washington faculty professor.
Holly M Barker, who works on the Faculty of Washington, says that the current normalises and enforces tropes regarding the colonisation of indigenous lands throughout the USA.
The professor’s declare depends on Bikini Bottom, the underwater metropolis throughout which SpongeBob lives. She says that the fictional metropolis depends on the Bikini Atoll coral reef, set off the Marshall Islands throughout the Pacific Ocean.
Throughout the Chilly Wrestle, native peoples had been moved from the Attol so the US would possibly test nuclear missiles for the battle throughout the house.
Barker wrote: “SpongeBob SquarePants and his pals play a job in normalising the settler colonial takings of indigenous lands whereas erasing the ancestral Bikinian folks from their nonfictional homeland.”
Earlier this yr, followers of SpongeBob SquarePants expressed their disappointment after the current made a very transient cameo by way of the 2019 Great Bowl.
It acquired right here after a number of million followers signed a petition for the current’s Sweet Victory tune to be carried out in honour of late creator Stephen Hillenburg.
Hillenburg died in 2018 from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) at age 57, and Beck was amongst these to pay tribute to the current’s creator. Hillenburg created the singer’s early work.